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The award for outstanding performance in the latest James Bond film, #007NoTimeToDie goes to the Nokia XR20 phone.

If any company can pull ...off one of the greatest comeback stories in business history, it would be #Nokia. #mobilephone

https://ongolo.com/2021/10/20/phoenix-rising-how-nokia-is-making-a-big-comeback/

Wildlife conservation in Africa was severely impacted by the pandemic. Africa is home to three of the most trafficked animals in the world: pangolin,... black Rhino and African elephant. Read more

https://ongolo.com/2021/10/12/the-poaching-problem-and-africas-illegal-animal-trade/

#conservation #wildlife #tourism #travel #AnimalRights

Black History Month we celebrate 3 leading contemporary African artists whose work has been showcased at leading museums, galleries and auction ...houses around the world: Wangechi Mutu (Kenya), Chéri Samba (DRC) and Abdoulaye Diarraśsouba (Côte d’Ivoire).

https://ongolo.com/2021/10/04/3-african-artists-smashing-it-on-the-worlds-stage/

September was an exciting month for ONGOLO! We became a registered UK media company, signed a partnership with a content developer to publish every ...weekday & got nearly 600 new readers. This is just the beginning! Read more in our subscriber newsletter
https://conta.cc/3ipoD8k

It has been a decade since Colonel Gaddafi was ousted in Libya. The political and economic collapse in the decade since has raised questions about ...whether regime change was worth it. Read more in today’s post:

https://ongolo.com/2021/10/01/libya-got-a-raw-deal-in-the-post-gaddafi-era/

Africa received over $100b in cryptocurrency flows last year, with 40% of that to Nigeria where the regulator has been saying NO NO NO but the market... is 🔥. What’s going on?! Read out latest blog post:

https://ongolo.com/2021/09/27/crypto-is-booming-in-africa-as-china-clamps-down/

#crypto #cryptocurrecy #Bitcoin #Ethereum #africa

The debate about GDP v GDP per capita could not be more relevant than in Africa. None of the top 5 richest countries by GDP feature in the top 5 GDP ...per capita. The key question is which measure is more accurate?

https://ongolo.com/2021/09/24/gdp-per-capita-is-a-better-measure-of-development/

#economy #economicgrowth #Africa #GDP

Our lives have become insanely busy in recent times. We have compiled a list of the five apps we would recommend to organise your life, be focused ...and ultimately, get more done. Read on and thank us later!

#Productivity #timemanagement #familylife

https://ongolo.com/2021/09/23/5-apps-to-organise-your-life/

The award for outstanding performance in the latest James Bond film, No Time to Die, goes to the Nokia XR20 phone. Nokia pulled off a remarkable ...product placement feat by severing Sony Ericsson’s long-standing partnership with the film’s producers, EON Production Limited, and ending Samsung’s brief fling with the franchise in Spectre.

The XR20 knows its place in the mobile phone market and is not competing for Gen Z market share with Apple and Samsung. It is targeting older generations for whom a phone is just a phone, rather than a status symbol. It is also pulling at the heart strings of millions of fans whose first mobile phone love was a Nokia.

If any company can pull off one of the greatest comeback stories in business history, it would be Nokia, a company that has successfully reinvented itself over its 157-year-old history.

https://ongolo.com/2021/10/20/phoenix-rising-how-nokia-is-making-a-big-comeback/

#nokia #smartphone #ruggedsmartphone #jamesbond #productplacement

The ninth edition of the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair was held between 14 – 17 October 2021 at Somerset House in London.

The event ...attracted 48 galleries representing over 150 artists from international and African countries such as Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, and Zimbabwe.

The annual event is an opportunity for the public to get in on the art world’s best-kept secret: African art is a better investment than crypto.

Leading contemporary artists such as Aboudia and Ben Enwonwu set records in early 2021 by selling work for prices for over $200k. Buying the work of up-and-coming artists will pay dividends in future.

ONGOLO has selected a diverse mix of 10 artists whose original work stood out in today’s post:

https://ongolo.com/2021/10/18/savvy-investors-are-spending-thouand-on-african-art/

#africa #africanart #contemporaryart #investment

Someone at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art exhibition thought @britishvogue editor @edward_enninful was Martin Luther King…😂

...#africanart #edwardenninful #martinlutherkingjr #mistakenidentity #london

Wildlife conservation in Africa was severely impacted by the pandemic as the tourism industry, which provides vital funding to protect animals, came ...to a grinding halt. Africa is home to three of the most trafficked animals in the world: pangolin, black Rhino and African elephant. All three species are poached for their meat (which is consumed locally) while bones, scales and horns are exported mainly to Vietnam and China, where they are used to make traditional medicines.

What can be done to curtail illegal animal trade in a region marred by poverty and weak law enforcement where animal rights are sometimes in conflict with human rights? Read more in today’s post:

https://ongolo.com/2021/10/12/the-poaching-problem-and-africas-illegal-animal-trade/

#conservation #wildlife #safari #travel

Everyone is talking about Squid Game, the first Korean drama to top the US charts. The series is on course to overtake Bridgerton as the ...most-streamed Netflix series, ever.

Aside from the gripping plot and superb acting, Squid Game is popular because it tackles real-life issues such as gambling and spotlights how humans behave under intense pressure.

Major spoilers in the article for those who want to watch it first!

https://ongolo.com/2021/10/11/7-life-lessons-from-the-k-drama-hit-squid-game/

#squidgame #netflix #kdrama #korea #drama

With less than three months to go until the start of the new year, preparations are underway for key 2022 presidential elections in Mali, Kenya, and ...Angola, where the stakes are high and the expected results, far from clear.

The world will watch as African citizens, especially the social-media-savvy youth, exercise their democratic right to choose their leaders despite attempts to circumvent term limits and increasing interference to influence the results.

We explain why these three elections matter:

https://ongolo.com/2021/10/07/2022-election-fever-building-in-mali-kenya-angola/

#democracy #elections #mali #Kenya #Angola #africa

Black History Month is an opportunity to understand African culture and heritage beyond the usual narrative of racism and slavery.

ONGOLO ...would like to celebrate three leading contemporary African artists whose work has been showcased at leading museums, art galleries and auction houses around the world: Wangechi Mutu (Kenya), Chéri Samba (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Abdoulaye Diarraśsouba (Côte d’Ivoire).

You won’t believe how much some of these paintings have sold for at Sotheby’s! 🙌🏾 Read today’s post to find out more:

https://ongolo.com/2021/10/04/3-african-artists-smashing-it-on-the-worlds-stage/

#art #contemporaryart #wangechimutu #cherisamba #aboudia #london #somersethouse

September was an exciting month for ONGOLO! We became a registered UK media company, signed a partnership with a content developer to publish every ...weekday & got nearly 600 new readers. This is just the beginning! Read more in our subscriber newsletter
https://conta.cc/3ipoD8k

It has been a decade since Colonel Gaddafi was ousted in Libya. The world watched as millions of Libyans, riding high on the crest of the Arab Spring... wave, challenged and overthrew Colonel Gaddafi’s 42-year rule.

Despite assurances from the key architects of the intervention, David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy, that Libya would not become the next Iraq, the intervention triggered a complete political and economic collapse which persists to this day. Read more in today’s post:

https://ongolo.com/2021/10/01/libya-got-a-raw-deal-in-the-post-gaddafi-era/